Today's Local News

Washington County Riverboat Foundation Mini Grants

Posted: Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 at 6:20 am

The Washington County Riverboat Foundation will be giving away $100,000 in “Mini Grants” this fall.

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New Laws Start Thursday

Posted: Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 at 6:03 am

A southeast Iowa State Senator says personal responsibility is the core of traffic safety, and new laws that reinforce that idea takes place July 1st.

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Crop Technology Tour at Farm near Keota

Posted: Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 at 6:01 am

The Iowa State Extension along with Vision Ag is presenting a crop technology tour at a local mans farm.

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Pesticide Testing in Washington

Posted: Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 at 6:00 am

The Iowa Department of Ag and Land Stewardship are administering pesticide tests at the Washington County Extension Office. 

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Stabbing Incident in Ainsworth

Posted: Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 at 6:56 am

A stabbing Sunday evening has sent an Ainsworth man to the hospital.

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Washington Man Sentenced to 80 Months’ Imprisonment

Posted: Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 at 6:55 am

A Washington man has been sentenced to 80 months in prison.

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Washington County’s Elected Officials Receive 0% Pay Increase

Posted: Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 at 6:28 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors has approved a 0% pay increase for elected county officials and officials’ deputies. 

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Medicare and Social Security Information Sessions

Posted: Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 at 6:26 am

This week Peoples Capital Management of Washington is holding informational meetings on Medicare and Social Security at the Washington State Bank.

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Iowa Corn Promotion Board Elections

Posted: Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 at 6:24 am

The Iowa Corn Promotion Board election is Tuesday, July 13th at Iowa State County Extension Offices. 

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Washington County Zoning Groups Name Chair, Vice-Chair

Posted: Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 at 6:22 am

The Washington County Planning and Zoning Commission and the County Board of Adjustment have selected group Chairs and Vice-Chairs.

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Angel Food Orders Due July 16

Posted: Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Brighton Horizons group is reminding the community that orders for Angel Food are due by Friday, July 16th

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Staying Safe This 4th of July

Posted: Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 at 6:20 am

4th of July fireworks are Saturday in Kalona and Sunday in Washington, Crawfordsville, and Wellman.

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Stabbing in Ainsworth Sends Man to Hospital

Posted: Monday, June 28th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

A stabbing Sunday evening has sent an Ainsworth man to the hospital.

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Wayland Road to Be Redone

Posted: Monday, June 28th, 2010 at 8:44 am

Washington County Engineer David Patterson says $750,000 of the $900,000 needed to make Wayland Road south of Washington safe for drivers, and make room for bikes, will come from grants.

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Ainsworth Woman Falsely Identified in Obama Case

Posted: Monday, June 28th, 2010 at 8:42 am

On May 15th, KCII reported that an Ainsworth woman was accused of accessing President Barack Obama’s student loan records while he was a presidential candidate.

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Rain Record Nears

Posted: Monday, June 28th, 2010 at 8:40 am

Washington is 16/100 of an inch away from surpassing the precipitation record for June.

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Tips For Lowering Your Summer Energy Bill

Posted: Monday, June 28th, 2010 at 8:39 am

Another hot and humid Iowa summer is here, and many find themselves cranking up the air conditioner to escape the sweltering heat.

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Kalona Garbage and Recycling Rates Raised

Posted: Monday, June 28th, 2010 at 8:39 am

The Kalona City Council approved an ordinance last week to raise garbage and recycling fees.  Recycling fees will rise a quarter from five dollars to $5.25.  40 pound garbage bag fees rose a quarter as well, from $1.00  to $1.25.  The new fees will take effect this Thursday, July 1st.

Former Sigourney Grad Completes Basic

Posted: Monday, June 28th, 2010 at 8:38 am

A former Sigourney Graduate has completed basic training.  Army National Guard Private Steven J. Piere spent nine weeks at Fort Jackson, Columbia South Carolina.  Piere studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, basic combat, military weapons, and rifle marksmanship as well as other military skills.  He is the son of Debbie Wilcut from Des Moines, and graduated from Sigourney High School in 2007.

Former Sigourney Graduate Completes Basic Training

Posted: Sunday, June 27th, 2010 at 5:02 am

A former Sigourney Graduate has completed basic training.

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